Monday Blu(e)s And DVD.

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Games of hunger dominate the mainstream, but there’s nary a crossbow to be found in this week’s round-up of the best in home video.

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Blue Is The Warmest Colour. A truly remarkable movie, and one that featured highly in our round-up of the best films of 2013, Abdellatif Kechiche’s Palme d’Or winner makes for fascinating viewing. The disc itself is a solid, if not flawed alternative to the Criterion edition , with a lower bitrate, busy artwork and forced subtitles frustrating. We discussed it further here. Our full review of Blue Is The Warmest Colour can be found here.

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The Big Melt. We caught this found footage-driven montage of a movie at it’s premiere during last year’s DocFest, with composer Jarvis Cocker performing his ambitious score, which aims to provide an aural history of Steel, live. While it’s difficult to argue that some of the impact isn’t lost in home viewing, it’s an interesting enough film.

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The Counsellor. Maligned by many, though rescued by some, Ridley Scott’s Cormac McCarthy is as divisive as these things get. Presented in both it’s theatrical iteration and with a new director’s cut.

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. A staple piece of entertainment for anyone who grew up in the late 1980’s, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure propelled Keanu Reeves to stardom and remains a lot of fun a quarter of a century (!) on. The sequel is better though…

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